Our little sister

Our little sister

DVD - 2016 | Japanese
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Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Classics,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
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readyrisa
Jul 24, 2018

A simple, beautiful little film from Japan. It focuses on a small scale... three sisters who decide to start caring for their little half-sister after meeting her at their father's funeral....but the characters are universally relatable. It deals with themes of family, love, childhood, dealing with change, and human connection. A very human film. Highly recommended.

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smokee_1
Jun 17, 2018

2016 Japanese Academy Awards for best picture, director, etc. Slice of life, picturesque tale of four resilient sisters finding satisfying sisterhood after "stolen childhoods" by parents.

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StarGladiator
Jan 31, 2018

A very sweet, very mellow movie, well scripted and acted and exuding great warmth.
A family movie about family.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 28, 2017

Beautifully shot and with a good-looking cast, this family drama of four sisters, the youngest of which comes from another mother, is heartwarming and engaging. A great film to spend a couple of relaxing hours with. Definitely one of the better films from contemporary Japanese cinema.

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Maoisdead
Sep 15, 2017

A poignant bitter-sweet modern story about sisters who find their own way in the world of work, love and the importance of family ties irrespective of death and divorce. Visually rich and uncluttered by judgements - viewers are given space to laugh, cry, mourn and celebrate the ordinary moments of the lives of these sisters, as they discover their own meanings and purposes.

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MontMoroc
Sep 01, 2017

A good film- nostalgic and sentimental but it is affecting.

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imagenel
Aug 24, 2017

Full of grace and warmth with a depth of emotional resonance. Ozu-esque in its simplicity, yet when resentments bubble to the surface, it's full Ingmar Bergman. With minimal music and scenes of local delicacies such as home-made plum wine, white baits on toast and Japanese seafood curry, this is perhaps director Kore Eda's best (NYT critics pick, Best Japanese film, etc.) A companion piece to Makioka Sisters; while the above was based on a masterwork by Tanizaki, Little Sister is based on a graphic novel, who'd have thought graphic novel can be so...profound? IF you like this, check out Kore Eda's 2000 film After Life, another original! By the way, Umimachi Diaries means Sea Blvd/Street Diaries.

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1957Rick
Aug 13, 2017

A truly wonderful film about love and acceptance. I recommend watching it for a nice experience.

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Olivy
Jul 25, 2017

Super slow but my patience did not do me well. it crept forward with little development. Not fulfilling or redemptive - I turned it off after about 2 hours- I found I just didn't care. I have been interested in many slower films but this one just doesn't glisten or deliver as I had hoped.

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revsusan
Jun 22, 2017

I LOVED THIS MOVIE FOR THE COMPASSION AND HUMANITY THE THREE SISTERS SHOW TO THE DAUGHTER OF THE WOMAN THEY BELIEVE STOLE THEIR FATHER. THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE DRAWN FROM LIFE AND UNIVERSAL IN ANY CULTURE.

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